Looking for a new passion? Beach volleyball is a great place to start. Turn your casual beach day into a fantastic workout, and meet new, athletic friends in the process. Volleyball is a fantastic team sport that requires skill, focus, cooperation, and athleticism. When played properly, volleyball develops key upper body muscles, strengthens the legs, and improves hand-eye coordination.
Here are just a few ways you can benefit from joining a local beach volleyball team:
Get a Cardiovascular Workout
Playing sports in the sand is tough—there’s no doubt about it. Beach volleyball is a fantastic cardiovascular workout, and a great way to develop strength in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your lower legs. If you’re used to indoor sports, the sand’s unstable surface will present a fun challenge, and burn more calories than if you were to go for a run. In fact, you can burn more than 400 calories in a single hour-long game of competitive volleyball.
Meet New People
One of the greatest parts about joining a beach volleyball team is becoming part of a community of healthy, likeminded individuals. If you’re new to town, and are looking to meet new friends, joining a sports team is the perfect way to meet people in your community. Whether you’re a rookie player, or a seasoned veteran, choose from tournaments and leagues for a variety of skill levels.
Spend Time Outside
Joining a beach volleyball team is the perfect way to soak up some of the sun’s vitamin d, and get the fresh air you need. If you are one of many Canadians working an indoor job, chances are you’re not getting the sunlight you need. Becoming part of an outdoor volleyball team is a great excuse to spend time outside, explore different beaches, and soak up some sun.
Build a Strong Foundation
For players looking to play volleyball competitively, there is no better way to build strength and improve skills than by joining a beach volleyball team. Karch Kilary, who won gold medals in volleyball at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, spent most of his life playing beach volleyball. It’s a great way to develop your skills as a player and, if you ever choose to switch to competitive indoor volleyball, will make you a star player.
If you’re looking for a new sport that keeps you fit, introduces you to a new community, and allows you to spend time outside, beach volleyball is the way to go. At Niagara Sport and Social Club, we offer some of Ontario’s most exciting and engaging beach volleyball leagues. Whether you’re looking for a recreational league, or something more competitive, we are sure to have a league or tournament perfect for you. Get in touch with us today to sign up!